The philosophy of numerology may exist so far out of your realm of consciousness, you have not considered how the study could possibly help enhance your life, much less, provide significant guidance.
The moment we are born into this life we are blessed by the stars with specific numbers that represent the energy of our identity – why we are here, the lessons we should learn, the essence of our soul and the personality that others see.
Should you allow yourself the opportunity of being open minded to identifying and understanding your personal numerology, you could discover supportive information on your mission to knowing yourself on a level you had not explored yet.
Your personal numerology data is derived from your birth date and the legal name your parents gave you at birth. Your life lesson number is calculated by adding the numbers of your year of birth together, with your month and day. For example, mine is 2/8/1990: Add 1+9+9+0 = 19, plus 2+8 = 29. In numerology you work with numbers 1-9 or master numbers, which are pairs limited to 11, 22, 33, and 44. The last step is reducing the number, in my example 29, to a single digit by adding them together: 2+9 = 11.
If during the process of reducing the number to a single digit you notice one of the master numbers, this means you have bigger responsibilities and challenges since you have been blessed with special gifts, such as a heightened sense of intuition, an inner knowing, intelligence and all around potential. These numbers have their own unique meanings; yet, you may still refer below to the reduced single digit meaning.
Here is a brief description of each life lesson number meaning:
1 – You are here to learn to be original, strong-willed, creative and innovative. Pioneer is your keyword. You may be stubborn the sense that you do not like to be restricted or directed. You are efficient, well-organized and work best alone.
2 – You are here to learn to be a good mixer through your gift of persuasion. A career in sales or marketing would be suitable for you. Playing a supportive role behind the scenes is where you excel because you achieve greatness through helping others achieve. Bringing people together is what you do best.
3 – You are here to express your creative, artistic and intellectual abilities. You must manifest and see the results of your visions; self-expression and freedom is essential. Beauty, fruitfulness, luxury and pleasure are your keywords.
4 – You are here to build a solid foundation on which to base your life, which includes a well-ordered system of conduct and morals. You are a provider through honest, hard work and prefer to save your money, cautioning on the safe side.
5 – You are here to express your freedom. Boundaries and limitations hurt your enthusiasm for life. Traveling and learning different cultures or schools of thought fascinate you, which makes you a great conversationalist with lots of knowledge of different things.
6 – You are here to learn a sense of responsibility for your family and community. The number six is the love and domestic vibration which requires you to be responsive to the needs of others. This requires a fine balance of self-love and nurturing to care so much for others.
7 – You are here to use and develop your mind. Your words should be full of wisdom when you decide to talk. Understand the difference between solitude and isolation. You are going to spend a lot of time alone, but view this as a blessing to experience a deeper connection with yourself and you will experience connection to everything around you.
8 – This is the number of power and ambition. This is the number of the executives and bosses. You can encourage and inspire others to be successful. You are here to learn how to handle power, authority and money. You could build a business empire through your desire to create cusses for your family.
9 – You should be the universal lover of humanity, patient, kind and understanding. You easily acquire money and wealth, and know how to preserve. Communication and service through leadership is your key. You usually always know exactly what happiness means to you.
Master numbers include 11, 22, 33, and 44. These specific sets of numbers carry a higher frequency and a greater sense of responsibility. The energy of the number is amplified and also carries the weight of the reduced number. For example, 11 contains the energy 2 (1+1) in addition to 11. Master numbers usually cause the individual to have a higher sense of purpose, greater sense of awareness, stronger & undeniable intuitive abilities through clairvoyance, inner-knowings, hearing your inner voice, and feeling a call of duty. People with master numbers as life lesson numbers can arguably have a more challenging life because greater triumph is expected & demanded from them. The greater the lesson, the greater the challenges.
11 – The keywords here are altruism and community. You came into a unique and testing incarnation. You must practice “love thy neighbor as thyself” and use it as your foundation. Your strong intuitions are of value in gaining wisdom and inspiration. 11 is one of the most difficult vibrations because the demand for high standards is constant. You must learn patience and at the same time be able to make quick decisions. Seek for balance between the material, physical life, which has to be considered, and the inspirational, spiritual life, which underlies your self-understanding. You can succeed in the field of science. You could also choose to be an astronomer or astrologer, or a Bible researcher and interpreter. You may become a teacher or writer in the field of philosophy. You are original and creative, and could become an inspirational speaker. 11 is an esoteric master number of spiritual import. It bestows courage, power and talent with strong feelings of leadership. You must not let this power get to your head, since fame and recognition are likely; instead realize that true master-ship is service. (Javane, 21)
22 – There is a strong and undeniable urge to build, create and accomplish great things in a noticeable way, working with large groups, communities and/or business related matters. Negotiating and working with people of authority is enjoyable to you, especially if traveling is involved. When you are inspired by an idea you think of the best way to put the concept to practical use. Your keywords are earth, stability; building upon what you have already created, whether they be physical, tangible projects, relationships or communities. You enjoy investing time and energy into your education, but not necessarily institutional education; self-education can become a priority because you value self-knowledge. 22 is a number that promises success. You know how to manipulate things to go your way to lead a comfortable life. In other words, you make a better alchemist than a philosopher. As long as you are putting your knowledge and know-how into practice, that is where you exceed. The number 4 is about the physical, the Earth, building foundations and exhibiting strength through your creative expression. Banking and financial affairs can interest you. You would make an excellent business consultant, financial consultant, public relations consultant and entrepreneurship. You like to be challenged, especially intellectually or logistically. Your greatest lessons could be in learning to take charge of large corporations or organizations, to handle finances and create a more efficient way to doing things.
33 – You have an instinctual desire to be a protector, a watcher or guardian. Living close to nature is where you will feel the most at home, which could influence an urge to take up gardening or some form of agriculture. Producing your own food, or in a larger scale to provide for others. Unless you were pressured or coerced into such a circumstance, you could not bear working for someone or in an industry that acts destructively to humanity or the planet. Your talents can also be found in the arts - music, painting, literature - anything that promotes harmony, education and inspires others to discover the beauty of the arts and creativity. Anything related to healing or medicine can also attract you. Even working with the judicial system, law and government could be a way for you to express your desire to serve and protect. 33 energy is almost a Christ-like expression, an energy of being of great service through ministry, inspiration and education. You could find yourself in a predicament to sacrifice your own desires for the needs of others in an effort to fulfill your life's lesson under this vibration.
44 – This is the number of strength and complete mental control of life on earth. The keyword with this number is discipline. This is because extreme focus and clarity is required to carefully orchestrate a material advancement beneficial to the world during your lifetime. This is a great responsibility. You must have faith and trust within yourself to allow your higher Intelligence to work through you. As a result, your health is a high priority because without being in good health, you cannot do the great work you were meant to accomplish in this lifetime. This is one of the most difficult life lesson numbers because you can feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. This high vibrational energy is meant to inspire businesses & industries to have a higher standard in ethics and morality. Justice, fairness and peace are your primary concerns. Recognize that you are the reason, the tool, the instrument by which these changes take place. When you display acts of bravery, resourcefulness, courage and discipline, you serve as an example for others to follow. You have helped so many, and will continue to do so, often without realizing it.
“Your Personal Numbers.” Numerology and the Divine Triangle, by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker, Para Research, 2006, pp. 17–22.